One of our customers used our rugs as wall decoration, and we think it's a great idea!

Any rug-maker aspires to see his or her creation hanging on the wall of a museum one day. Recently, some of our rugs achieved that honor a little more quickly than we could have hoped, and in a way we didn’t expect!

Michael Ramos of the Arizona Museum of Natural History left us this review:

I work at the Arizona Museum of Natural History where we often need to use materials and products in ways not usually intended. I purchased 10 of the Somerset carpet runners with the golden brown background and crimson leaves. They are serving as art panels on the interior wall. They are perfect. Great quality, they are beautiful, and they will also function as a sound absorber for the movies and videos we will be projecting.


Perfect wall accent rugs - Somerset rugs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History

Somerset rugs hanging in the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The museum bought 10 rugs to decorate their video projection area and serve as sound buffers. (Photo courtesy of and taken at Arizona Museum of Natural History – www.azmnh.org.)

The museum’s wall-hanging idea is a great reminder that well-designed rugs can make functional and artistic wall decorations, whether your interior design calls for a full-sized tapestry, or a colorful accent to complement your room’s style.

Turning your rug into a wall tapestry

Tapestries have been a favorite wall décor idea for centuries, and rugs can do just as well when they’re hung safely and fit the space properly. If you’re hoping to decorate a giant blank space on your wall, a rug with the right colors and design might be a less expensive alternative to an oversized painting.

While there are plenty of do-it-yourself methods to mounting a rug for wall decoration, it’s always a good idea to hire a professional for any home installations. Hanging a rug using a rod or clamps can be tricky with larger, heavier rugs, and you’ll also want to avoid methods that may damage the rug fibers. One reason to use a favorite rug as a wall hanging is to preserve it — so be careful not to damage it in the process!

Once you’re done, you’ve created a unique, colorful expression of style that will also help dampen sound (great for studio apartments and dorms) and even provide some insulation in colder weather.

Some ideas from the Nourison showroom

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